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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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repletion

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PLEE-shuhn) 

MEANING:
noun: The condition of being completely filled or satisfied.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin replere, from re- (back, again) + plere (to fill). Earliest documented use: 1398.

USAGE:
"Her body tingled with repletion and yet she was somehow unsatisfied."
Susan Swann; The Ritual of Pearls; Little, Brown; 1995.

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